Day 5 in Haifa
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- Created: Monday, 17 July 2006 18:02
- Published: Thursday, 13 July 2006 05:00
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|The Haifa building that collapsed Monday following a direct hit by a Katyusha rocket. (Channel 2 TV)|
|The building that was hit in Haifa on Monday Photo: Channel 10|
At least 10 rockets fired from Lebanon on Monday targeted the northern port city of Haifa.
Eleven people were wounded Monday afternoon when a building in the Bat Galim neighborhood of Haifa collapsed after a direct hit from a Katyusha rocket fired by Hezbollah guerillas in Lebanon.
One person sustained serious wounds, one person sustained moderate wounds, and the rest were lightly hurt. Magen David Adom rescue personnel set up a field hospital next to the remains of the three-story building. The wounded were lated evacuated.
The rocket tore the front off the building, crushing cars underneath.
Medics said an initial inspection indicated no one was trapped under debris.
Israel closed its port in Haifa on Monday in the wake of the rocket attacks, the Transportation Ministry said. The port is one of the country's key shipment points.
Series of rockets strike towns across the north - Hanan Greenberg, Ynetnews
Earlier on Monday, a barrage of rockets fired hit the Haifa region.
One of the rockets hit an apartment building in the city causing severe damage to the top two floors. 11 people were wounded and evacuated to Rambam Hospital. Two were in moderate-to-serious condition, four in light condition and five were suffering from shock.Haifa Police spokesman Nir Meyer told The Jerusalem Post that a total of three barrages hit the city, the third hitting the apartment building.
Two of the rockets landed before the city's warning siren was sounded.
Rocket strikes Safed building, house near Kiryat Shmona - The Jerusalem Post
Israel's war with Hizbullah intensified over the weekend as Katyusha rockets rained down on northern Israel, prompting the IDF to deploy Patriot missile batteries outside Haifa and Defense Minister Amir Peretz to declare martial law throughout the North.
Martial law declared in the North - The Jerusalem Post